Alternately, spread the whipped cream evenly over the pie before cutting.
Hurst also spread the blame to police, who he said had been aware of the computer hacking but failed to alert him.
In the summer heat, the smell of decay was beginning to spread.
The speculation—something casual fans are mostly unaware of—has spread from the blogosphere to the mainstream.
"Unfortunately, I think we're going to have to spread resources," she said.
It is nothing to the way you can spread it with two quarts of soft soap.
The stream slackened and spread out, broadening into the head of a pond.
Meanwhile the news had spread that there was a relapse and that the doom impended.
Mr. Sage had been directed to spread himself on the lunch, and he did so.
At last the news was spread that the duke had sent an ambassador.
c.1200, "to stretch out, to send in various directions," probably from Old English -sprædan (especially in tosprædan "to spread out," and gesprædung "spreading"), from Proto-Germanic *spraidijanan (cf. Danish sprede, Old Swedish spreda, Middle Dutch spreiden, Old High German and German spreiten "to spread"), probably from PIE *sper- "to strew" (see sprout (v.)). Reflexive sense of "to extend, expand" is attested from mid-14c.
1690s, "extent or expanse of something," from spread (v.). Meaning "copious meal" dates from 1822; sense of "food for spreading" (butter, jam, etc.) is from 1812. Sense of "bed cover" is recorded from 1848, originally American English. Meaning "degree of variation" is attested from 1929. Meaning "ranch for raising cattle" is attested from 1927.